José Mourinho explains choice to make Paul Pogba captain vs. Leicester

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The Premier League season kicks off tonight when United host Leicester City and all eyes will be on Mourinho.

"That's football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches".

"We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager".

It has been a hard summer for United boss Jose Mourinho and I said last week that I felt he needed to find some harmony within the club.

"We should start the Premier League with a win and we did", he said. I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years.

"We played well in periods against a good team that invest more than us. I want to progress and get better again and I want to win more trophies".

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It was the cherry on top of a complete performance from Shaw, who was given the Man of the Match award by Sky Sports commentator Jamie Carragher. "Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard". We need to continue and build some good momentum. "Valencia is the captain and Paul is one of the options, his third season in the club, made in the academy, understand the clubs the culture, good relation with the boys and a good example today of putting himself available to try and help the team".

Shaw's first touch from a Sanchez cross took a fortuitous bounce around Leicester's Ricardo Pereira, and the former Southampton defender pounced and fired a shot past Kasper Schmeichel to score.

"Pogba was a monster", Mourinho said.

Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this week after stories emerged that the Frenchman has grown unsettled by some of Mourinho's comments during the summer. I am happy with the squad and the transfer window.

On Thursday, Mourinho seemed to dismiss the chance of United signing anyone in the last knockings and yet reports emerged of enquiries for Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin, amid similar interest in Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld.

And speaking about his goal - his first in 134 games for Southampton and United since his first-team debut aged 16 in January 2012 - Shaw told United's official website: "Honestly I can't describe it, in front of the Stretford End, it's the best feeling I've had".

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